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How to Choose an Online Casino in the UK

The market for online entertainment has expanded greatly in the past few years following the evolution of the internet, computers and mobile devices. According to recent data, about

32.65 million Great Britain citizens are registered at online gambling platforms.

Naturally, the number of gambling sites has also been manifolded since the creation of the first online casinos in the 90s. Although having options is never bad, the sheer number of gambling sites out there can be confusing and even daunting. In this article, we'll talk about how to find the online casinos available today. 

Transparency and Safety in Online Casinos  

The online gambling industry has been around for about 30 years. During this period, many rules and legislations were put in place worldwide, creating a safe environment for players and companies.

Nowadays, there are clear standards which we can use to evaluate a new platform. Search online "the best online casino in UK" to see what is out there; it will be easier than you think. Here are some key features of a great online casino.


Every online casino must hold a valid licence to be allowed to operate. Online casinos operating without a licence are operating illegally; there's no other way to put it. This information must be displayed on the website. Applying for a licence is a lengthy and costly process. A licence ensures that an online casino is financially sound and follows fair business practices.

Certificates and Business Awards

Holding a licence is the bare minimum an online casino can have in terms of trustworthiness. There are still independent certificates for RNG testing, independent mediation of disputes, and fair business practices.


The best part about having countless online casinos available is that you can compare them for bonuses. Bonuses are the main hook for fishing new clients, and online casinos always try to show they have a bigger hook. The welcome offers are by far the flashiest, but there are also weekly promotions and VIP benefits. Long story short: the more bonuses, the better.

Payment Methods

Online casinos are all fun and games until you have to produce your wallet. Some online casinos accept many payment methods, including a long list of e-wallets and even the less hyped cryptos. Others may accept only a handful of well-established methods, like cards, bank transfers, and only a few e-wallets, if even.

Notice that some promotions aren't available for certain payment methods. Pay attention to the timeframes for withdrawals. All this information should be available in your casino's payment section and the Terms and Conditions.


Choose a casino that has all of your favourite games. If you want live games, for instance, check if the website has them before going through the signup process. There's no point in joining a new casino if you can't find the games you play the most.

Customer Services

Customer services should always be readily available. Most platforms today offer customer services via live chat. Also, a high-level casino should be reachable via email and, if possible, a landline. Customer services that are only available via email or not available at all don't reflect well on a casino's reliability.

About Bonuses

If you want to make the best of your gambling experience, it's essential to understand how bonuses work. Bonuses can be many things, but there's one thing they certainly are not: free money.

It's not that bonuses can't be advantageous or profitable, but there are rules for turning them into cash. The main rule is the wagering requirement, or how many times your bonus must be wagered before you cash it out.

Consider the following example: a £10 bonus with a wagering requirement of 10x means you'll have to gamble £100 until you can withdraw the winnings from it. Check the most common bonuses below.

Welcome bonus: it's the first bonus you'll receive. It can include deposit match bonuses and free spins.

Free spins: free rounds on selected slots. It can also come as a weekly offer, having limits for spins per day, bet per spin, and other requirements.

Reload: receive a bonus based on your last deposit

Cashback: receive back part of your losses on specific games

Mobile Experience

Over 90% of the UK population has a mobile phone with internet connectivity. It means an online casino without mobile compatibility is missing out on a lot. Before choosing a new online casino, take some time to browse its website. Access it from your phone or tablet and see how it plays out. You should have access to the same computer features while playing on your mobile phone.

While some platforms have developed apps for iOS and Android, many others haven't. Not having an app isn't necessarily bad if the casino provides seamless navigation. You should only download apps available on the casino site or official app stores; downloading apk files from unverified websites can be extremely dangerous.

The Last Two Cents

Luckily, several websites have already done some legwork for you. A quick search for best online casinos" will return you to countless websites with top lists. Compare a few lists and start with the names that repeat across them. Above all, gamble responsibly and have fun! 

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